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Colorado State 87 – Air Force Academy 73

March 6, 2016

Senior Day in Moby honoring 4 great seniors – Tiel Daniels, Joe De Ciman, Fred Richardson and Antwan Scott.

It’s always one of my favorite games because I’m such a sentimental schmuck and I like to say goodbye to the kids that play the game I love so much.

And I had to work today until 3pm.

But I wasn’t going to miss the post-game celebration and neither was my wife.

I saw on Twitter that the Rams opened with a pair of three-balls. Then I heard that they had fallen behind and trailed by 3 at the half. I left work, tuned the radio into Gary Miller and Brian Roth and headed back to Fort Collins to pick up my wife.  

The Rams opened slowly and their 25-22 deficit quickly grew to 8 as they trailed 37-29.  Emmanuel Omogbo started scoring inside and the Rams crept back into the game.  A Prentiss Nixon three-ball propelled the Rams into the lead and they never looked back.  John Gillon nailed a pair of three-balls and the lead grew to double digits. At that point, my wife and I were in the Moby lot and we hustled to our seats.

I got to see Antwan Scott nail a pair of three-balls and score a beautiful driving layup.  I got to see JD Paige nail a three-ball.   I saw Fred score a nice layup, Tiel hammer home a dunk.

Air Force closed the lead to 10 with about 3 minutes left but they never got closer. Joe DeCiman closed out his CSU career nailing a pair of three-balls from the left corner and the Rams had their Senior Day victory, delivered in resounding fashion with a 65-point second half!

It was on to the post-game to honor these 4 seniors. DeCiman would finish his career at Moby with 85 wins, the most every for a CSU player.  Nice kids all of them but I’ll remember Joe and Tiel the most. Joe for his politeness off the court. Tiel for his passion and support of all things CSU.  They are two great young men.

   
Stan Hornung and Joe DeCiman

  

Tiel Daniels and Emilie Hesseldal
 
Joe DeCiman flanked by Len and Jan Carpenter, his scholarship donors.

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